Ronald Griffin is a 31 year old Author who grew up in Georgia and still lives there today. His current writing style includes paranormal fantasy and horror. He has been writing since he was 9 years old when he wrote a Tiny Toons Adventure skit for his class and it was well received. From there, he was absorbed with writing about Superheros but once high school hit, the supernatural started calling him, especially the werewolves. This is where his latest The Blood Lives Saga was born. You can either find him locked away in his writing cave or at his local Cracker Barrel where he supports his fantasy genre reading habit. His Author idol is the husband and wife writing team Ilona Andrews. He has thoroughly enjoyed their magic series novels and feels encouraged that they are from his same state. When not writing, you can find Ronald spending time with his daughters (ages 3 and 9) and his son (age 7). He can be found spending time making precious moments with them and hopefully passing along his writing bug to them.
Tell us about your latest release? Blood Stained Lives
Well it is a paranormal fantasy about this one mans journey to become the hero he was born to be. He has many trials along his way that he must make his way through. It's message is basically the importance of friends and family. When you have them on your side anything can be done.
I wanted a novel that was gripping and fast paced from start to finish. I did leave a lot of questions unanswered and add characters into the story before giving them much of a grand appearance and such. All for a reason. The story I have in mind is much too grand to add into one book. I will be releasing two series branched off of this novel. Blood Stained Lives is the first in the Blood Stained Saga series which will be four novels. I already have the titles, and plots picked for the novels. I will also be releasing a series of Novellas online titled Blood Stained Origins which will focuse on the individual character histories. So expect more back story on every character you have across.
What challenges have you faced in your writing career?
Getting it started. I didn't realize there was so much work in self promoting. I am just glad I have made some wonderful friends along the way.
Have you ever had a day when you just wanted to quit?
There were times I felt that maybe I wasn't cut out for this but I kept pushing through it and well here I am.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Working or watching movies. I enjoy a good movie every now and then.What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
Take time for yourself every now and then. Do not let the writing consume you all the times because it can cause you lots of unnecessary stress and your story could suffer from it.What's been your best moment as a writer?
The feeling of love and support from everyone around me along the way.
Who's your author idol?
The writing team Ilona Andrews. They are also from Georgia and the stories they write take place in the state as well.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Don't be afraid to ask friends for help if going at this alone.
After this book, what is next? Writing a series of origin novellas building up to the release of the second novel for this series
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